Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis). Taxidermy Specimen Number 8. Extinct Circa 1850. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis). Taxidermy Specimen Number 8. Extinct Circa 1850. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Antique print: Great Auk - [#23764]

Antique print: Great Auk - [#23764]

the Great Auk: the weird, extinct, distant cousin of the penguin

the Great Auk: the weird, extinct, distant cousin of the penguin

Thomas Bewick. The Puffin from A History of British Birds Volume II (On Water Birds). Wordsworth pays tribute to Bewick in The Lyrical Ballads. "Oh now that the genius of Bewick were mine/ And the skill which He learn'd on the Banks of the Tyne;/ When the Muses might deal with me just as they chose/ For I'd take my last leave both of verse and of prose." From "The Two Thieves."

Thomas Bewick. The Puffin from A History of British Birds Volume II (On Water Birds). Wordsworth pays tribute to Bewick in The Lyrical Ballads. "Oh now that the genius of Bewick were mine/ And the skill which He learn'd on the Banks of the Tyne;/ When the Muses might deal with me just as they chose/ For I'd take my last leave both of verse and of prose." From "The Two Thieves."

Great Auk: largest of all auks (extinct since 1844) [Wiki]  The Great Auk was the only species in the genus Pinguinus, flightless giant auks from the Atlantic, to survive until recent times, but is extinct today.      Standing about 75 centimetres or 30-34 inches high and weighing around 5 kg, the flightless Great Auk was the largest of the auks.

10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals

Great Auk: largest of all auks (extinct since 1844) [Wiki] The Great Auk was the only species in the genus Pinguinus, flightless giant auks from the Atlantic, to survive until recent times, but is extinct today. Standing about 75 centimetres or 30-34 inches high and weighing around 5 kg, the flightless Great Auk was the largest of the auks.

great auk (Pinguinus impennis)

great auk (Pinguinus impennis)

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